It was the conclusion of the first regional round table “Public-private dialogue for a better business environment”, organised by Subotica and NALED.
Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government Ana Brnabić said the full implementation of the Law on general administrative procedure and the introduction of more electronic services are crucial for greater transparency and less corruption. Vojvodina Assembly Speaker Istvan Pasztor said that “Municipalities that have a good offices for local economic development without engaging external consultants have provided 193m euros in donor funding while the others provided 149m. Those with NALED certificate of favourable business environment got an average of 7 investments annually as opposed to 3.3 for the municipalities without a certificate.” Chairman of the Board of NALED Goran Kovačević said “The municipalities need to take care of the easy access to data and documents, as well as the predictability of the financial burden. They should not forget to invest in seemingly less important things, which would create cost if missing, like the transport and accommodation for workers and kindergartens for their children”.